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Interesting new drug facts (July 2017)
Latest treasure trove of most recent drug & alcohol research from Andrew Brown focuses on rough sleepers and child sexual exploitation.

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Rough sleepers

This is the latest post in a monthly series reproducing Andrew Brown’s monthly slideshare of interesting new facts about alcohol and other drugs which he has unearthed from a wide range of reports.

Andrew works for MEAM/Making Every Adult Matter, the coalition of three national charities (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) who champion the cause of people experiencing multiple needs and who have been kind enough to allow Andrew’s monthly slideshares to be re-published here.

This month’s slides focus particularly on the price of alcohol, child sexual exploitation and the needs of rough sleepers.

Here are some of the things I learnt from Andrew’s round-up this month:

  • Every 999 call to the London ambulance service costs £7.81 and being taken to hospital in an ambulance costs £254.57 (slide 4)
  • The victims of child sexual exploitation are likely to come from highly dysfunctional families, half have a criminal record and a third live (or have lived) in care (slide 7)
  • An increasing proportion of  London’s rough sleepers have alcohol, drugs and mental health support needs (slide 9)

You can follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewbrown365


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